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Trump Ban Puts Huawei's Smartphone Plans in Jeopardy

China’s largest technology company told potential partners that by the end of 2018, it would have 50 million Europeans using its own app store, rather than Google’s, according to documents viewed by Bloomberg News. Huawei also held talks with European wireless carriers about spreading this new app store even further, people involved in those talks said.
Tags: Google, Science, China, Bloomberg News Huawei


What Should We Expect From SIA Engineering Company Limited's (SGX:S59) Earnings Over The Next Year?

As SIA Engineering Company Limited (SGX:S59) announced its earnings release on 31 March 2019, analysts seem cautiously...
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NASA teases completed Mars 2020 spacecraft

NASA's Curiosity rover, InSight lander, and Reconnaissance Orbiter are all doing remarkable work on and around the Red Planet, but that's not stopping scientists from pushing ahead with plans to send yet another piece of high-tech hardware to the Martian surface. The Mars 2020 mission will send another rover to Mars, and with just over a year left before the journey is set to begin, it's crunch time.In a new blog post, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory teases the completion of a v...
Tags: Science, Nasa, Earth, Mars, Jpl, Red Planet, Nasa Jet Propulsion Laboratory


Tencent's $65 Billion Wipeout Bodes Ill for Hong Kong Stocks

Tencent has plunged 14 percent since last month’s high to wipe out $65 billion of value, and selling momentum in the stock is the most intense since October. With the Hang Seng Index closing below the support level of 28,000 on Monday, souring sentiment toward such a heavyweight Tencent makes the gauge more vulnerable to further losses, especially as trade war rhetoric turns more strident.
Tags: Hong Kong, Science, Tencent


Jack Ma Is Selling Cancer Coverage for Pennies a Month in China

Ma’s Ant Financial conglomerate launched healthcare-coverage product Xiang Hu Bao in October and already has about 65 million clients. “No insurance company would service a customer base of this size,’’ Yin Ming, a vice president for Ant Financial who oversees Xiang Hu Bao, said in an interview. Call it crowdfunding for health care – an emerging industry in China that itself is becoming crowded.
Tags: Science, China, Ant Financial, Ma, Xiang Hu Bao, Yin Ming


Are Uber and Lyft Drivers Gaming Surge Pricing to Protest Getting Screwed Over on Pay?

Despite policies that prohibit the manipulation of rideshare apps, drivers for Uber and Lyft are reportedly working together to coordinate price surges at Reagan National Airport to earn a higher fare.Read more...
Tags: Lyft, Uber, Science, Ridesharing, Reagan National Airport


Oil rises on escalating U.S.-Iran tensions; trade war concerns weigh

Oil prices edged up on Tuesday on escalating tensions between the United States and Iran and on signs that producer club OPEC will continue withholding supply this year. Brent crude futures, the international benchmark for oil prices, were at $72.03 per barrel at 0118 GMT, up 6 cents, or 0.1 percent, from their last close. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures were up by 12 cents, or 0.2 percent, at $63.22 per barrel.
Tags: Science, Opec, Iran, United States, U S West Texas Intermediate WTI


U.S. Gives Limited Relief for Consumers, Carriers Using Huawei

The temporary license covers continued operation of existing networks and equipment as well as support to existing handsets and other limited actions, according to a notice published in the Federal Register Monday. “This license will allow operations to continue for existing Huawei mobile phone users and rural broadband networks,” Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said in an emailed statement on Monday. The Trump Administration blacklisted Huawei on Friday, jeopardizing its supply of American com...
Tags: Google, Science, Commerce, Huawei, Trump Administration, Wilbur Ross


Veteran Miraculously Survives After Being Impaled by Stolen Tripod That Was Thrown Off an Overpass

Veteran Impaled by Stolen Tripod Thrown Off Overpass Survives
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NASA’s floating robot ‘bee’ is alive and well aboard the ISS

NASA is betting big on the future of space robots. As automated gadgets become more and more advances, scientists are starting to imagine how robots could not only aid space travelers but perhaps even shoulder some of the load when it comes to various duties.To explore those possibilities, NASA sent a trio of Astrobee robots to the International Space Station just last month, and the ISS crew is just now getting around to testing them out. In a new post on NASA's website, the agency teases a...
Tags: Science, Nasa, International Space Station, Moon, Iss, Moon Mars, Astrobee


‘Game of Thrones’ Finale Draws Record 19.3 Million Viewers

(Bloomberg) -- The final episode of “Game of Thrones” drew 19.3 million U.S. viewers, a record for HBO and the fantasy drama that became one of TV’s rare collective viewing experiences.
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Scammers Are Using Facebook to Trick People Into Thinking They Accidentally Donated Money to ISIS

Scammers are using Facebook Messenger and other apps in an attempt to convince Americans that they accidentally gave money to terrorist groups like ISIS, according to a new warning from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of the Inspector General.Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Isis, Science, Tinder, Dhs, Scams, Facebook Messenger, Department Of Homeland Security, US Department of Homeland Security, Dating Sites, Words With Friends, Flams, Department of Homeland Security 's Office


Scientists Think They Know How Pluto's Hidden Ocean Stays Liquid

Recent results suggest that Pluto has a liquid water ocean buried beneath its icy shell. But how could such a thing be possible at the frigid outer edges of the solar system? Scientists from Japan and the United States might have an answer.Read more...
Tags: Astronomy, Japan, Science, United States, New Horizons, Pluto, Dwarf Planets, Kuiper Belt Objects


Call Your Doctor If Your Bug Bite Looks Like *This*

How itchy do you feel rn?
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Google Researchers Trained an Algorithm To Detect Lung Cancer Better Than Radiologists

Algorithms have screwed up in horrifying, hilarious, and unfortunate ways, so it’s nice when one with the potential to save lives nearly nails it. On Monday, Google AI researchers along with healthcare researchers published research showing that they’ve successfully trained a deep learning algorithm to detect lung…Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Machine Learning, Algorithm, Cancer Detection


This Is Easily the Best Correction in Science Publishing This Month

Science journalists around the world received one of the silliest corrections yet in our inbox over the weekend, and I would like to share it here with you.Read more...
Tags: Science, Biology, Bonobos, Animal Sex, Great Apes, Science Journalism, Best Correction in Science Publishing This Month


TikTok Owner to Challenge Spotify and Apple With Music Service

ByteDance expects to introduce the new app as early as this fall in a handful of territories, mostly poorer countries where paid music services have yet to garner large audiences, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the plans haven’t been announced. The company has already secured rights from T-Series and Times Music, two of India’s largest labels, according to executives with those companies. While the new app isn’t named after TikTok, ByteDance will try to convert some of...
Tags: Science, India, TikTok Bytedance, Apple With Music Service


Democratic hopeful Bennet unveils climate plan with farm, conservation focus

Bennet is distinguishing himself from rivals, such as Governor Jay Inslee of Washington, who are pressing for more aggressive plans to fight global warming, by making land management and agriculture a large part of his climate platform. The senator from Colorado, a state rich in farms and ranches, said his climate plan is the only one to focus on agriculture and conserving land to sequester carbon dioxide while also seeking emissions cuts from power plants, transportation and heavy industry. "...
Tags: Science, Colorado, Washington, Bennet, Jay Inslee


Stanford’s Doggo is a petite robotic quadruped you can (maybe) build yourself

Got a few thousand bucks and a good deal of engineering expertise? You’re in luck: Stanford students have created a quadrupedal robot platform called Doggo that you can build with off-the-shelf parts and a considerable amount of elbow grease. That’s better than the alternatives, which generally require a hundred grand and a government-sponsored lab. Due to be presented (paper on arXiv here) at the IEEE International Conference on Robots and Automation, Doggo is the result of research by the Stan...
Tags: Gadgets, Science, Hardware, Stanford, Tech, Robotics, Stanford University


Vaping Could Make It Harder For Your Body to Fight the Flu, Preliminary Research Suggests

Anyone who’s regularly smoked knows that colds and flus can hit them harder than they would a non-smoker. But people who vape could be in for the same sort of trouble, according to some new (and very preliminary) research out today. It suggests that e-cigarettes can weaken the body’s ability to fend off the flu virus,…Read more...
Tags: Science, Infectious Diseases, Flu, Vaping, E Cigarettes


Alarming Lessons From Facebook's Push to Stop Fake News in India

India has as many as 900 million voters in an election that culminates this week, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling coalition headed for apparent victory. Particularly challenging for would-be fact-checkers, from Facebook Inc. to Google, is the country’s 23 official languages. Facebook has hired contractors to verify content in 10 of those languages, but those staffers are spread thin and posts in more than a dozen other languages -- Sindhi, Odia and Kannada among them -- are complete...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Science, India, Narendra Modi, Facebook Inc, Kannada, Sindhi Odia


Climate change: Global sea level rise could be bigger than expected

Researchers say sea levels may rise by 2m by the end of this century, double current predictions.
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Why This Character's Game of Thrones Ending Was the Most Satisfying

The final episode of Game of Thrones gave us closure for many beloved characters, with some of them getting to fulfill a destiny they may not have even known they had. None of them stood out more than the person who started out as a child, but became a champion. Read more...
Tags: Books, Video, Hbo, Science, Game Of Thrones, George Rr Martin, Sansa, Last Nights Watch


The Life-Threatening Heat Stroke Symptoms You Should Never Ignore

Sweltering temps can actually be dangerous.
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Merck's Keytruda fails as monotherapy in breast cancer study

(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc said on Monday its blockbuster cancer drug Keytruda failed to meet the main goal of a late-stage study testing the treatment as a monotherapy in patients with an aggressive type of breast cancer. The treatment will continue to be studied in earlier stages of the disease and in combination with chemotherapy in patients with triple negative breast cancer, the company said. (Reporting by Manojna Maddipatla in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)
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NASA’s Juno just discovered that Jupiter and Earth have something important in common

NASA's Juno spacecraft has delivered some of the most stunning glimpses of the gas giant that mankind has ever seen, but it's also taught scientists a lot about how the planet works. We now know that its storms stretch far deeper into the planet than previously assumed and that Jupiter's lightning is a lot like the kind we see here on Earth.Now, data gathered from Juno has shed light on another aspect of Jupiter that seems a lot like Earth. In a new paper published in Nature Astronom...
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Libyan gunmen halt water pipeline to besieged Tripoli

The United Nations said the water blockage was a possible war crime as Libya’s internationally recognized government accused forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar, which have been trying to capture Tripoli, of being behind the blockage. The group on Sunday raided a station of the Great Man-Made River Project, a pipe network supplying ground water from the Sahara, the company said. The eastern forces of Haftar’s Libya National Army (LNA) launched an assault on Tripoli in early April and are bogged dow...
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Sherri Shepherd Just Shared The Crazy Way Her No-Sugar Diet Has Improved Her Health

"The doctor excitedly said 'OHMYGOD what did you do?'"
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Senator Introduces Do Not Track Bill to Block Companies From Collecting Your Data

A new bill is trying to create a program similar to The Do Not Call list, except it would stop companies from tracking your online activities.Read more...
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Brainstorm Health: A.I. Lung Cancer Detection, Facebook Disease Prevention, Doctor Job Market

Brainstorm Health: A.I. Lung Cancer Detection, Facebook Disease Prevention, Doctor Job Market
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